Category: Reviews

Mar 16
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Reviews 1 ★★★

An admirable début novel that combines a rags-to-riches story with a dystopian world and the powers of the X-Men, Red Queen will please a varied audience. I enjoyed reading it but have to concede that there is almost nothing original about it, and that it ultimately failed to wow me in the way that it could have.

This story-world is set in a future version of our world with two marked differences. The first is that the countries we are familiar with no longer exist and technological advancement has regressed for unknown reasons. The second is that a series of...

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Mar 12
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Reviews 0 ★★½

Girl Online is a light and fluffy story about a teen girl with an anonymous online blog. I was attracted to it because I ALSO HAVE A BLOG, and I thought there’d be all these amazing moments of connection with Penny. However, Girl Online has a very slow and shaky beginning, and although it does improve eventually, it’s not really the kind of book that I enjoy.

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Feb 18
Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

I never thought I’d sympathise with Levana. She’s been this amorphous blob of evil in The Lunar Chronicles for three books, and although I never doubted that her past would make an interesting story, I certainly didn’t think it would make me understand her.

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Jan 20
The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The Fell Sword is a great sequel to Cameron’s fantasy début The Red Knight, expanding the world and delving deeper into its history, introducing us to new characters and giving us the tools to understand our favourites better, farewelling a few characters, and most importantly, giving a glimpse into the grand scale of the five book Traitor Son cycle.

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Jan 13
Catalyst by S. J. Kincaid

Catalyst by S. J. Kincaid

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Catalyst is the final instalment of the amazing science fiction series that began with Insignia. Tom Raines faces new challenges in this book and faces them with his usual combination of bravery and brashness.

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Jan 12
Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Reviews 4 ★★★½

Sacrifice is the final book in the Elementals series by Brigid Kemmerer. When we met the Merrick brothers in Storm, they were a very different group of young men than the ones we hang out with in this book.

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